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Man, These Guys Are Good

In general, I think that management consultants are way overpaid and full of themselves. These bozos with fat heads come waltzing in to a company in trouble and:

  • analyze the “situation” from afar without getting their hands dirty,
  • dispense all kinds of “proprietary” voodoo advice,
  • collect their fee,
  • and then bolt – leaving the ineffective corpocrats (who caused the mess in the first place) to clean up their own dung.

Notwithstanding the vitriolic diatribe in the previous paragraph, I think the following consulting dudes are the real deal:  Vital Smarts. They’re people-oriented instead of mechanistically process-oriented. Collectively, they’ve talked with tens of thousands of workers; from the dweebs in the cellar to the exalted royalty in the corner of the building. They’ve also analyzed a ton of academic research to derive some down to earth, pragmatic, and potentially actionable direction for everyone – not just the patriarchs who direct the horror show. I’ve read all of their terrific bestselling books:

I’ve actually tried to employ their teachings in an attempt to be more effective in the workplace, but Ive failed miserably. Of course, it’s not their fault. It’s me and my “Unshakeable Cognitive Burden” of negativity toward all man-made command and control hierarchies.


  1. July 9, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Is there one book to cover it all , like : “Beyond all bullshit” ? :)))
    “negativity toward all man made command and control hierarchies.”
    same here!
    there is no such thing as 10 commandments, it is only one: be honest
    yet most of us are all full of shit.

  1. July 16, 2010 at 2:19 am
  2. July 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm

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